Music courses

Free Music training courses online

Free Music Technology Course The course provides students with all the knowledge required in Music technology including Amplitude and volume, Frequency, wavelength and velocity, Front Panel, Functions of a channel strip, Graphic and parametric equalization, Internal acoustics and Music technology glossary.

Multiple Free Music Courses This course is offered by Berklee College of Music. It is done online by students read, watch, download, and share this free educational content with their friends and fellow musicians.

Music Listening Course This is a free course presented by Prof. Craig Wright of Yale University. The course introduces students to the art of music by discussing various topics including: the fundamentals, melody, harmony, bass patterns and many more.

Lectures on the Unanswered Questions on Music This free course is offered by Leonard Bernstein of the Harvard University. The lecture is in form of a video recording as he shared his views on the topic with a live audience.

Western Music: An Introduction This is a free course offered by MIT giving students a wide overview of the western music from the middle ages to the 20th century with emphasis on late baroque, classical, romantic, and modernist styles. The course also has weekly listening and reading assignments.


World Music: An Introduction This is a free course offered by MIT by Prof. George Ruckert. This course explores the ways that music is both shaped by and gives shape to the cultural settings in which it is performed, through studying selected musical traditions from around the world.

Fundamentals of Music This is a free course offered online by MIT with Ms. Pamela Wood as the instructor. The course introduces the students to the rudiments of western music through oral, aural, and written practice. Individual skills are also addressed through a variety of means.

Musical Composition: An Introduction This is a free course offered by MIT and instructed by Prof. Brian Robison. The course enable students investigate the sonic organization of musical works and performances, focusing on fundamental questions of unity and variety.

Musical Structures Development Here Prof. Jeanne Bamberger the instructor of the free course offered by MIT. The student at the end of the course should be able to interrogate, make explicit, and thus to develop the powerful musical intuitions.

Early Music Course In this free course offered MIT and instructed by Prof. Michael Scott Cuthbert, enables students examine European music from the early Middle Ages until the end of the Renaissance. The course contains selected video lectures and projects and examples.

Anglo-American Folk Music: An Introduction This is a free course offered by MIT and facilitated by two lecturers Prof. George Ruckert and Prof. Ruth Perry. This course examines the production, transmission, preservation and qualities of folk music in the British isles and North America.

Modern Music: 1900-1960 The course is offered freely by MIT with Prof. Michael Scott Cuthbert as the instructor. This course covers a specific branch of music history: western concert music of the 60’s to the 20th century. The course materials used are selected lecture notes that the students can download.

African Music The course is offered at no fee by MIT and instructed by Prof. Patricia Tang. The course introduces the students to selected musical traditions from West Africa. Emphasis is however put on Senegal, Mali, Ghana, and Nigeria.

Indian Music Here Prof. George Ruckert of MIT instructs the course offered freely to students online by focusing on Hindustani classical music of North India, and also involves learning about the ancient foundations of the rich classical traditions of music and dance of all Indian art and culture.

Musical Analysis This an introductory course to the analysis of tonal music facilitated by Prof. Peter Child of MIT. At the end of the course, the students will have studied rhythm and form, harmony, line and motivic relationships at local and large scale levels of musical structure.

Musical Composition This free course by MIT trains the students on how to compose music with original writing involving voices and instruments. The course materials include music audio, projects and examples.

 About Music careers in General: 

Due to the nature of music careers in Europe, the USA and Asia it is hard to attach specific salary details – the variation across regions is wide indeed and depends on artist performance, talent and the economic environment. Hourly rates for musicians and artists in New York varies significantly with that of Brazil for example. Salary scales can be determined by looking at specific job adverts in your region.